The National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) is a private, not-for-profit enterprise chartered by the State of Mississippi to focus attention on space-to-seafloor environmental monitoring technologies and platforms and then apply them to restoring coastal Mississippi natural resources. NOARC is a unique innovation network founded on the precepts of the RESTORE Act to enhance the resilience and economic vitality of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Using the Mississippi Gulf Coast as the proving ground for new uses of new technologies, NOARC partners with private companies, the State of Mississippi and U.S. Government Agencies, Mississippi Research Universities, and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to extend these applications to other areas of the expanding “Blue Economy” in the Gulf of Mexico.
We are located at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County Mississippi near New Orleans, Louisiana. Stennis Space Center hosts over 40 U.S. Government Agencies, State Agencies, and private companies in a resident, cost-sharing consortium that encourages public/private sector partnerships.